To all the  Creators out there  we  first off want to say  THANK YOU! 

Thank you to everyone who registered, to everyone who shared and liked and subscribed and especially thank you to all the creators who submitted an animated character this year! We had a total of 83 submissions and have been blown away by the talent out there.

The Selection Committee has whittled the list down to the 30 characters that will be moving forward in the Startoon 2.0 Animated Character Competition. It was a tough job, and sadly, there can be only 30. 

Here's the list:

ALIA AND VERO -  Kyra Groening
ANNABELLE -  Marielle Cuthbertson
CAMOUFLAGE CAM -  Samuel Freynet
CASEY AND MAX -  Max Piersig
ELY & TODD -  Ollie Scott
FREAKO -  Alex Martens
GALACTIC SPACE NINJA -  Alexis Giroux
GIGI -  Nikko Ronsayro
HARRY AND SHELLY -  Charlie Richards
HAZAN - Thought Cafe
KOOMA -  Nicholas Hong
LENORE -  Haley Rose, Emily Kyte and Rae Szereszewski

LIONEL - Tarun Padmakumar
LUMBER JACK -  Jonathan Coit
MAX -  Ali Kellner
MEAT CAT -  Joel MacKenzie
MORWENNA -  Jasmine Osler
OSCAR AND DINGUS -  Brandon Lepine
OTTO/Keys -  Zi Chen
PANDACAT -  Alexis Rondeau, Pascale Beaulieu
PEPPER AND MONTEREY -  Ryan A. MacNeil
PHIL IN SPACE -  Fred and Rob Letendre-Cyr
ROBO NINJA RAPTOR AND PRINCESS MERFAIRY -  Sam Chou
SIR STRAWBERRY -  Julien Capati
STANLEY -  Bijan Shahir
TEEKAY AND FRISKY -  Bradley Weaver

THE STRANGEST NEVILLE -  Suren Perera

WILLA - James Roney and John Roney

YEN AND YAK -  Sean Branigan, Matthew Jacob
ZEVA -  Dan McNaughton

The  submissions from these 30 competitors can be viewed in this playlist.

You can continue to  follow the competition RIGHT HERE on the Startoon website, and  by subscribing to the Startoon youtube channel.

Competitors have been notified and will receive official details of the first competition round soon.

To the rest of you creators, PLEASE! Stick around! We still have free creator resources being uploaded every week on the Startoon Creators channel and on the Startoon Creator's Group. Quite a few of our top 30 are returning creators from last year who’ve clearly learned a thing or two from the Startoon experience, so don’t give up hope. Keep at it!

And again, a super-huge thank you to everyone who submitted!

Best,

The Startoon Team